The application of spray foam is easy, but the removal is nearly impossible. The volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and mal-odors resulting from spray foam can absorb into nearby building materials and furnishings, allowing odors to permeate for years. Residual toxic spray foam will remain embedded within the wood structures.
Dry ice blasting, soda blasting, physical cutting and even replacing the structure. The catastrophic financial loss from incorrectly-applied spray foam insulation only compounds the long-term health impacts from the toxic fumes. People will require further studies and protocol for the safe removal of toxic spray foam.
We recommend professionals to first test for Formaldehyde, Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI), Toluene Diisocyante (TDI), Carbon Dioxide and total volatile organic compounds (VOC) your home and areas which spray foam impacted – to establish initial baseline levels in order to measure the effect of any remedial efforts.
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